mosquito control

Monday, 05 October 2015 00:00

Wikipedia Entry On Mosquito Repellents

Insect repellent

From Wikipedia

If you have ever wanted to know something about pretty much anything, you will usually  instinctively jump on Google, and search for the answer, right?  What is almost always at or near the top of your organic search engine results?  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, will almost always have an entry discussing the desired subject.  For those looking to learn pretty much everything there is to learn about mosquito repellents, this entry has what you are looking for.

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Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

How To Solve Your Mosquito Problem

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

From wikiHow

For the avid DIY'er, the website that they turn to most often for ideas is wikiHow.  When one wants to figure something out on their own, wikiHow usually has an easy to understand, graphics-rich explanation of how do approach the problem.  Ridding one's backyard of mosquitoes is no exception, as this post thoroughly explains.  This post gives you methods to combat mosquitoes, keep them away from your family, and getting to the problem before it starts.

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Bug Off!

Which mosquito repellents work best?

From Slate.com

While most people automatically reach for a DEET-based mosquito repellent when necessary, recent research suggests that DEET can be harmful.  Wouldn't it be great if someone were to test the commercially-available, DEET alternative mosquito repellents to see if they actually work?  This post from Slate.com tests out two categories of personal repellents:  Chemical Agents and natural treatments, to see if any of these actually provide the protection from mosquito vector diseases that is required.

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Insect Repellent Locator

From NPIC

 

Choosing the right insect repellent for your family can be daunting.  Not only are some chemicals unfamiliar, the brands are sometimes unfamiliar and difficult to trust.  This is especially the case if one is travelling abroad and needs protection from disease-spreading mosquitoes.  This handy tool from the National Pesticide Information Center allows you to plug in important variable such as the type of species from which one requires protection, the amount of time that one will be exposed to the pests, and whether the chemical will be used on children, to output the ideal chemical for one's situation.  The tool also has a handy search box which can be used to type in a chemical shown on a label to give the aforementioned information associated with the inputted product.

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Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

Do You Have A Mosquito Bite Allergy?

Mosquito Bite Allergy

From Healthline

Unless you are one who says indoors most of your life, you have experienced a mosquito bite.  For the majority of people, a mosqutio bite causes a small amount of irritation and a red bump, accompanied by itching.  For a percentage of people, however, a mosquito bits can cause a serious reaction that could be potentially very serious.  This post from Healthline talks about what factors may indicate what factors make one more susceptible to being allergic, as well as the symptoms, treatment and prevention of mosquito bite allergies.

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 Nearly everyone is sensitive to mosquito bites. But for those with severe allergies, symptoms can be more than just annoying: they can be downright serious. Most bites occur at either dusk or dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. While male mosquitoes are harmless — feeding only on nectar and water — the females of the species are out for blood.

A female mosquito locks onto her victim using a combination of scent, exhaled carbon dioxide, and chemicals in the person's sweat. When she finds a suitable meal, she lands on an area of exposed skin and inserts her proboscis to draw the victim's blood. The common symptoms — a telltale red bump and itching — aren't caused by the bite itself, but by a reaction of the body's immune system to proteins in the mosquito's saliva.

Learn more about mosquito bite allergies, and whether an encounter with mosquitoes might be potentially harmful.

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Friday, 11 September 2015 00:00

The Best Mosquito Insecticide For Your Family

How do I Choose the Best Mosquito Insecticide?

From Wise Geek

This post from Wise Geek discusses mosquito insecticides, which is not to be confused with mosquito repellents.  Sprays, candles, or devices that are store purchased are by and large repellents, which do not kill mosquitoes.  The post also mentions that foggers that are professionally applied don't work at killing mosquitoes, and can lead to frustration as well as disease.  Delivering the proper insecticide in an effective manner requires knowlege, timing, and in most cases, professional guidance.

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Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00

What Makes Mosquitoes Love You?

Are You a Mosquito Magnet?

From Web MD

Experts try to crack the code behind why mosquitoes like some people more than others. Plus, tips on keeping mosquitoes at bay and the best mosquito repellents.

Ever wonder why you are constantly getting harrassed and bitten by mosquitoes, and the person sitting right next to you isn't?  It turns out that there are chemicals and compounds that each of us produce differently that mosquitoes find irrestistible.  This post from Web MD explains why this is the case, and also provides some great tips to protect oneself if they are in the group that mosquitoes prefer.

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The Best, Safest All Natural Mosquito Repellents

From Healthy Living

When it has been wet and humid, mosquitoes are rampant.  These are the ideal conditions for the mosquito to perpetuate their species, and they do so with abandon.  If you want to enjoy the last few weeks of summer, you will have to deal with these biting, disease-spreading pests.  The method which you choose, however, could be as important as the act of choosing.  Recent research has linked DEET to potential health risks for humans and pets, and most over the counter mosquito repellents contain DEET or other harmful chemicals.  This post from Healthy Living shares some great natural methods for controlling mosquitoes in your backyard without resorting to potentially harmful chemicals.

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Top 6 Best Insect Repellents

From Newsmax Health

Mosquito repellents are a great way to protect you and your family from biting, disease-transmitting mosquitoes.  Repellents are especially important when you are away from your home mosquito control system, and not able to benefit from the permanent protection afforded by the system.  Choosing a repellent can be confusing and intimidating, however, and leaves a consumer to fend for his or herself.  The repellent shopper finds themselves comparing chemicals that they can't pronounce, and don't understand.  This post from Newsmax Health presents come Consumer Reports reviews on the top mosquito repellents available, both natural and synthetic.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

Does Bleach Kill Mosquitoes?

Does Clorox Kill Mosquitoes?

From SF Gate

There are many uses for Chlorine Bleach.  Most people think of chlorine bleach as a laundry additive to get their whites even whiter.  Traditionally chlorine bleach is used as a sanitizer in cleaning products.  Most people don't immediately think of chlorine bleach as a pesticide, but that is exactly what it is, according to this post from the SF Gate.  While one wouldn't want to go spraying bleach into the air, on skin, or onto vegetation, the chemical is actually useful as a larvacide.

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